Phishing

Juice Jacking: The Threats of Public USB Charging Stations

Juice Jacking: The Threats of Public USB Charging Stations

A shared scenario between many is being in public with a dying mobile device, franticly looking for a charger. When coincidently you find a free charging station calling out your name. You find a solution, but have you ever thought about the risks of using these public charging stations?   The accessibility of these public USB charging stations is convenient but connecting your device to one can put you in a vulnerable position. With just plugging in your smartphone or laptop, you’re potentially opening up an opportunity for a threat actor to steal data or install malware all without your knowledge. This is known as Juice Jacking.   Unfortunately, many are unaware ...

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Phishing Emails: Why do we Fall for them?

Phishing Emails: Why do we Fall for them?

Have you ever received an email wondering if it is legitimate or not, but then decide to click on it because the advertisement or the urgent warning catches your eye? Well, many have been in that situation with some consequently becoming victims to a phishing trap.   Around 96% of phishing attempts are deployed via email and 74% of organizations suffered from a successful phishing attack (Proofpoint state of the Phish report 2021). These numbers will continue to rise if we don’t educate ourselves on phishing emails.  Over time, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and are in constant search of new ways to seamlessly trick their victims. Sometimes, even the ...

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Recent Phishing Attacks in Saudi Arabia

Recent Phishing Attacks in Saudi Arabia

Since the beginning of 2020 due to COVID-19 people have been social distancing and staying indoors as much as possible. Due to that the use of the Internet, E-commerce sites, and E-government operations have increased immensely and so have the attempts at phishing attacks. His Excellency Dr. Khaled bin Abdullah Al-Sabti, Governor of the Cybersecurity Authority, spoke during the opening of the Global Cybersecurity Conference on April 7th, 2021, about the high increase in phishing sites by about 300% and the importance of being aware. Below (Figure A-1 & A-2) we can see two different examples of Smishing Attacks during ...

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Phishing Emails & How to Spot them

Phishing Emails & How to Spot them

Cyber-attacks come in a variety of formats and with the advancement of technology it continues to improve. Phishing is a common type of cyber-attack used by cyber criminals, and according to Proofpoint’s threat report, 75% of organizations experienced a Phishing attack in 2020 (Proofpoint 2021 state of the Phish report). Cyber criminals found a higher success rate in achieving their goals thorough email phishing rather than any other approach. This is due to the lack of awareness and knowledge on how to identify legitimate emails from fake ones. There are many ways that could help organizations in decreasing the numbers ...

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Latest Trends in Phishing and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

Latest Trends in Phishing and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

Phishing attacks are not something that has come up recently. Such attacks have been around since the mid 90s, however, overtime, they have become more sophisticated. To make things worse, did you know that 32% of confirmed data breaches involved phishing? (Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report) And 57% of the organizations report having experienced mobile phishing attacks! (Wandera’s 2020 Mobile Threat Landscape Report). Before moving on to the latest trends in phishing, let us define it. What is Phishing? Phishing is one of the easiest and most common types of cyber attacks used by criminals and among the easiest ...

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